Anna Von Urbans

A pianist and a music arranger renowned for her artistic vision, musical creativity, and pianistic

expression. Her musical ambitions started at an early age and she rose to the international stage

with her rendition of all piano works by John Corigliano (Academy Award winner for the music

score to the film The Red Violin in 1999) and has since developed a stunning career with

performances worldwide. Aside from her solo career, she has played with many music ensembles such as The Contemporary Arts Ensemble (New York), Ensemble Resonanz (Hamburg), Ganz Piano Trio

(Chicago), Pas de Deux Piano Duo (Los Angeles), and piano duo with Kordian Góra (prof.

Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland). She’s currently working on her solo recording of the contemporary piano sonatas by Samuel Barber, Alberto Ginastera, and Erkki-Sven Tüür. She also works regularly as a music coach with actors and performers on the sets of Hollywood films and theaters.

As a music arranger, Anna has collaborated with many contemporary composers including John

Corigliano, Jacques Corigliano, Jacques Bailhé, Erkki-Sven Tüür. In 2005, at Zipper Concert Hall in Los Angeles, she played the world premiere of Jacques Bailhé’s “Les Maines du Diable” written for her and

her piano partner, Maria Demina. Anna continued to work with Jacques writing contemporary

interpretations of J.S. Bach’s Ciaccona; The Peano Propositions for piano solo based on

Giuseppe Peano’s mathematical theories; A Mother’s Tears, a take on Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater for

2 pianos and the Earth Harp (MASS ENSEMBLE); Carmina – an arrangement for 2 pianos and 2

celli of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Anna has played at the festivals and renowned musical events worldwide including: The Masterclass Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), XI International Music Tournament (Belgium), Charity Concert at CAPE Ettelbruck (Luxembourg), Festival de Musique at Nobressart (Belgium), 40th International Piano Festival (Poland), Ischia Piano Extravaganza Festival (Italy),

concerts at the Rudolph Ganz Hall, Grand Park Petrillo Shell, and the Cultural Center in

Chicago, the Zipper Concert Hall, Schoenberg Concert Hall and LACMA museum in Los

Angeles. In 2019, she created musical arrangements for contemporary ballet and opera during

the International Art Festival – Bombay Beach Biennale in Salton Sea, California. Her

performances have been heard on the classical radio stations in America and in Europe.

She has received grants from the Nicholas Petterson Fund and a fellowship from the Societe

Luxembourgeoise de Musique Contemporaine. Her teachers have included Pawel Checinski

(Chicago College of Performing Arts at the Roosevelt University, Chicago), Donald Walker

(Northern Illinois University), Ruth Laredo (Manhattan School of Music, New York), and

composer John Corigliano (The Juilliard School, New York).